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Ivy Tech Community College—Central Indiana Hospitality Administration Program Indianapolis, Indiana

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General Information

Public, coeducational, two-year college. Urban campus. Founded in 1963. Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Information

Offered since 1981. Accredited by Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education, American Culinary Federation Foundation (ACFF), Commission on Accreditation on Hospitality Management (CAHM). Program calendar is divided into semesters. 2-year associate degree in restaurant management. 2-year associate degree in hotel management specialty. 2-year associate degree in event management specialty. 2-year associate degree in hospitality administration degree. 2-year associate degree in baking and pastry arts specialty. 2-year associate degree in culinary arts specialty. 3-year associate degree in culinary arts (with apprenticeship). 8-month certificate in baking/pastry arts. 8-month certificate in culinary arts. 8-month certificate in hospitality management.

Program Affiliation

American Culinary Federation; Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education; National Restaurant Association; National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation; Retailer's Bakery Association; Society of Wine Educators; Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.

Areas of Study

Baking; beverage management; controlling costs in food service; culinary French; culinary skill development; food preparation; food purchasing; food service communication; food service math; garde-manger; international cuisine; introduction to food service; kitchen management; management and human resources; meat cutting; meat fabrication; menu and facilities design; nutrition; nutrition and food service; patisserie; restaurant opportunities; sanitation; saucier; seafood processing; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.


Cafeteria; catering service; 20 classrooms; 3 computer laboratories; 2 food production kitchens; 2 laboratories; 3 lecture rooms; library; student lounge; 2 teaching kitchens.

Student Profile

450 total: 180 full-time; 270 part-time.


25 total: 4 full-time; 21 part-time. 20 are industry professionals; 16 are culinary-certified teachers. Prominent faculty: Lauri Griffin, CEC; Jeff Bricker, CEC; Thom England; Paul Vida. Faculty-student ratio: 1:25 lectures; 1:15 labs.

Special Programs

2-week program at cooking school in Europe, culinary competitions, ACF student chapter-club.

Typical Expenses

In-state tuition: $83.95 per credit hour full-time (in district), $83.95 per credit hour part-time. Out-of-state tuition: $170.25 per credit hour full-time, $170.25 per credit hour part-time. Program-related fees include $192 for culinary/baking tool kit; $85 for student uniform.

Financial Aid

Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.


Average off-campus housing cost per month: $425.

Application Information

Students may begin participation in January, May, and August. Applications are accepted continuously. Applicants must submit a formal application and have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.



Jeff Bricker
Hospitality Administration Program
50 West Fall Creek Parkway, N. Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Telephone: 317-921-4516
Fax: 317-921-4203 Ivy Tech Community College—Central Indiana Hospitality Administration Program Indianapolis, Indiana  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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